Chinese Number lessons
I love the chinese lessons overall, and been doing it for 38 days in a row and counting now.
My only wish is that there is some progression in difficulty in the levels for numbers (and in general). I am mid way through level 4 of the numbers and it is just doing 800 yuan or 40 or 50 yuan etc. they should at least do 896 yuan or something, it gets boring, and i don't learn anything.
Also what about adding minus numbers, like -5 C and decimal points, like 9.50 yuan ? Which would be helpful for saying the temperature and transactions respectively.
Sorry if this has already been mentioned before and i have not seen.
I would definitely agree with the difficulty progression and the variety of problems!
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It sounds like you're doing each skill up to level 5 before continuing. If that's the case, try instead doing the first level in each skill, then level 2 and so on. You might find that more challenging.
Hi phb2013, thanks for your message, yeah I do apply quite a mixed approach of doing new skills and repeating old ones. Which I do is based mostly on if I am too tired that day after work to take in a new skill I then I will just repeat an old one which is easier on me and other days I will be getting bord or feeling more adventurous so I move on to new ones - these options is what is really good about duolingo!
My point was more that doing the level 3-5 of each skill should progress the difficulties otherwise they feel pointless to me, they seem more like fake levels it should just go gold at after completing level 2 and then you can just practice if you want as they don't change anyway.
Preferable though I wish they progress the difficulty to really test and reinforce the lesson. (I only at level 5 for greeting and numbers, so I am just assuming it is same for the all the others)
It is a good idea, but so much more work for volunteers... Or maybe some people needs to repeat the same to input well in their brain ?
I learn several languages on Duolinguo, and the quality is different from one to another. Some are less boring, but they never propose vocabulary improvement from level 1 to 5. The only improvement is: you begin by understanding, then you write it in the new language when hearing, then you translate from your "native" language to the new language.
To not get boring, I use the keys. Usually from level 3 to 5. So in one test, I can validate many lessons. And it's a bit challenging, because you have to not make mistakes.
Sorry, I don't speak very well English, I hope enough that you can understand.
Your English may not be perfect, but it is more than sufficient to be understood. Well done. By the way, what language do you normally speak?
Alex, I think you're correct about the difficulty not increasing much as you level up, and that level 2 might be sufficient if you've grasped all the vocabulary and grammar. I think I've read comments that say by level 5 the word bank no longer appears, adding some difficulty. And I believe you can switch back and forth between the word bank and writing your own sentences at the lower levels as well. Personally I find that repetition and reviewing the Tips and Notes helps to anchor things in my brain.